“How Millennials ‘Do’ Religion,” July 18, 2021

Join us as we explore “How Millennials ‘Do’ Religion” for our July 18th Gallery View Sunday. We will watch and discuss a video by Nathaniel Drew, a 21-year-old YouTube influencer with over 1.4 million subscribers. Nathaniel is a voracious reader of books— including many religious texts—which he interprets for a younger audience as a way of figuring out life, acquiring mental clarity, and fostering authentic social connections.

More than any preceding generation, Millennials are driving the growth of “None’s” (those who are unaffiliated with any organized religion)Thirty-six percent of Millennials claim “None” status, compared to Boomers’ 17 percent. What’s driving Millennials away from regular church attendance is not a rejection of spiritual development but a dismissal of traditional religious sources for ethical guidance. According to a Pew Research report, 46 percent of Millennials prefer using common sense as a source of moral guidance, versus only 23 percent seeking that guidance through organized religion, or 12 percent drawing ethical direction from science.

Also, come enjoy a beautiful rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” by our talented music director, Tom Devine.

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For the Order of Service, click here. Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific, 2pm Eastern Gathering for service and music begin at 10:50 am.

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